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Fulbright fellowship awarded to VTCRI research assistant

Aug. 6, 2018

Brennan Delattre, a lab manager and research assistant at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was awarded a Fulbright fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year. The prestigious fellowship will fund ...

Scientists find heightened attention to surprise in veterans with PTSD

Jan. 9, 2018

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) have found that people with PTSD have an increased learning response to surprising events. While most everyone reacts to surprise, people ...

Leader of NIH’s alcohol addiction research programs spoke Thursday at VTCRI

Jan. 16, 2017

George Koob, the director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, will discuss the neurocircuitry of alcohol addiction at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Virginia ...

Brain scanning reveals that birds of a feather really do flock together

May 18, 2015

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists used functional magnetic resonance imaging to find that our inherent risk-taking preferences affect how we view and act on information from other people. The ...

Brain School 2015 focuses on beginnings

March 6, 2015

As part of Brain Awareness Week, the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute will host its third annual Brain School to share neuroscientific nuggets and introduce the latest brain research.

Mind over marshmallows: Scientists find that self-motivators use less brain energy

Dec. 16, 2014

Scientists find that intrinsically-motivated individuals use less brain energy than people motivated by external factors.

The price of honesty

Sept. 2, 2014

A team of scientists from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and the University of California at Berkeley used advanced imaging techniques to study how the brain makes choices about ...

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute announces medical research scholar awards

Aug. 8, 2014

Six doctoral students conducting research in laboratories at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute were recently named as medical research scholars. They will each receive a fellowship to support their ...

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